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Mavis Fodness Photo/1201Rafiki Bracelets Luverne Middle School students Brodi Oakley (left) and Mia Wenzel hold Rafiki bracelets, a fundraising project currently underway by the Middle School Student Council.
By Mavis Fodness Luverne seventh-grader Mia Wenzel knows the $10 beaded bracelet she purchased two months ago had a positive impact on an African family. She and 24 other student council members and two adults attended the WE Day conference in late September. WE Day in the Twin Cities Excel Center...
Mild weather conditions greeted visitors Friday at Blue Mounds State Park where 70 vehicles took advantage of the free admission as an alternative to spending the entire day shopping the Black Friday sales. Enjoying the mild temperatures were (from left) Alex Ketchpaw, Nancy Cameron, Julie Leibold and Jim Leibold.
Looking for bison instead of shopping for gifts was the preferred activity for the Leibold and Ketchpaw families during Black Friday. Entrance fees to all 76 Minnesota state parks were waived the day after Thanksgiving to encourage people to spend more time outdoors and with family. The day after...
City workers clear old appliances, furniture and debris out of the former Culligan building on North Highway 75 near Main Street Wednesday, Nov. 23, to prepare it for demolition. The city purchased the building from Randy Sasker earlier this year for the purpose of clearing blight and encouraging...
Minnesota State University alumni Janine Brady (left) and Dave Wentzel (right) are pictured with Minnesota Congressman Tim Walz (center) at the Honors Day 2016 for the Department of Social Work on Nov. 18 in Mankato.
Luverne native Dave Wentzel is the Minnesota State University, Mankato, Department of Social Work Outstanding New Social Worker for 2016. He was honored Nov. 18 for his use of social work skills to meet the needs of veterans in Minnesota, according to David Beimers, associate professor and chairman...
Fans of author J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter character gathered recently at the Rock County Community Library for an evening of everything Hogwarts. Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is one of the main locales for Rowling’s seven books and eight subsequent movies. The library transformed...
By 2020, state officials predict a shortage of health care and manufacturing workers, and local high school students are poised to fill that need. Introduction to Medical and Health Careers will begin in the fall of 2017 at the Minnesota West Campus in Luverne. The vocational technical class is...
Six months after crews began working on the $14 million broadband project in Rock County, 554 miles of fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) cable is buried and selected customers are testing the new service. Bill Rolfs, who lives in Rosedell Township, is one of about 40 customers in the Jasper and Beaver...
Luverne High School Honor Roll   Quarter 1 A Honor Roll Seniors: Arham Ahanaf, Griffin Ahrendt, Mariah Aukes, Madison Crabtree, Ariel DeBeer, Jeremiah Dooyema, Marissa Fick, Bergin Flom, Jenica Haas, Marisol Hartshorn, Hanna Honerman, Makayla Huisman, Zayna Hustoft, Christopher Jelken, Taylor Kern...
Grandparents and special adults were invited to Luverne Community Education Tuesday morning, Nov. 22, for a memorable morning of activities and projects with their grandchildren ages 2 to 5. The morning included unstructured playtime with toys, books, dolls, play dough and other attractions, and...
Strong winds began to subside late Friday afternoon after a full day of snow and blowing snow made dribing treacherous, as this pickup owner found out eat of Hardwick on County Road 7. The State Patrol reported more than 50 vehicles in ditches in Rock and Nobles counties
By Lori Sorenson The first winter storm of the season hit Friday, bringing an abrupt end to what had been an unseasonably mild fall. The system started with freezing rain that turned to heavy snow driven by 40-mph winds, all of which put a wrench in driving plans for motorists across the upper...

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